Category Archives: friends

Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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A Story By Any Other Name…

I suppose that everyone here knows that titles cannot be copyrighted. There are any number of books and movies with the same name, and also many songs, ( I can think of four off the top of my head that … Continue reading

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Promptly Writing Romances

The question(s) this week: Why do you write romance? What prompted you to write in the romance genre? “Prompted” is the perfect word. Actually, never in my life would I have expected to write a romance novel. Not. Ever. I … Continue reading

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And the Band Plays On?

I suggested the topic of a real-life happily-ever-after love story so long ago that frankly, I am not sure what story I had in mind. Possibly the story of the couple below, but when I told The Husband that I … Continue reading

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Stop Write Now

  What stops us in our tracks while writing? People have mentioned before that it must be difficult to be the Friday Fox, since everything that could be said on a topic must have already been said. I generally find … Continue reading

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